Salminger, Josef

Date of birth:
March 5th, 1903 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
October 1st, 1943 (Epeiros mountains near Klissoura, Greece)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Josef Salminger was killed on 1st October 1943 in fightings with partisans in the Epeiros mountain range near Klissoura, northeast of Thesprotikon, Greece.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
III. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1943
Red Zeljeni Trolist Second Class Cross with Oak Wreath

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum